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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees 

 

Date: November 30, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the dead & declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located adjacent to the following addresses due to Oleander Leaf Scorch (OLS), a disease of Oleanders.

802 Franklin Street  1124 Franklin Street  1153 Franklin Street 
1038 Franklin Street  1129 Franklin Street  1154 Franklin Street 
1043 Franklin Street  1130 Franklin Street  1165 Franklin Street (3) 
1047 Franklin Street  1135 Franklin Street  1171 Franklin Street 
1050 Franklin Street  1136 Franklin Street  1301 Franklin Street 
1060 Franklin Street  1140 Franklin Street (3)  1302 Franklin Street (2) 
1112 Franklin Street  1146 Franklin Street   
1121 Franklin Street  1147 Franklin Street   

The disease is caused by a tiny bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa which begins to yellow the leaves, progressing to a scorching of leaf tips and eventual die-back of twigs and branches. The disease carrying insect, “Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter” (Homalodisca coagulata), will spread OLS to adjacent plants with a single feeding visit. Presently, the only measure to control OLS is to remove Oleanders that show definite symptoms.

The work will be done in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.
The replacement species will be the Australian Willow (Geijera parviflora).

 

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net
 


 

Date: November 11, 2009 

 

 

 

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the City street trees located adjacent to the following addresses.

  • 1528 Alta Ave. # 3 – Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis).
    This tree has a significant lean toward the front entrance of the adjacent house. Past root pruning associated with sidewalk repairs has led to the tree’s structurally unstable condition. Given the history of recent failures of Canary Island Pines that underwent similar treatments and exhibited the same leaning conditions, the subject tree will need to be removed. The subject tree will be replaced with three (3) 36” box Afghan Pines (Pinus eldarica).
     

  • 315 Palisades Ave. # 1 – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
    A sizeable cavity located at the base of the trunk at the root crown has created a high potential for this entire tree to fail. It will be replaced with a 24” box Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer’).

The work will be done in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.
The replacement species’ will be planted as part of the City’s spring 2010 planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: October 15, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Carob (Ceratonia siliqua # 1089) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 510 Lincoln Blvd.

This tree has an old wound site caused by a limb failure from years ago which has resulted in decay fungi (Laetiporous sulphureus) infesting the wound. The fungus has spread from the wound into the adjoining stem. The yellow fruiting bodies that are present on the exterior of the trunk are an indication of extensive internal decay which has spread to healthy wood. Decay is an irreversible process that will continually deteriorate the structural stability of the tree, increasing the potential for limb or complete tree failure. The only effective treatment for decay is corrective pruning which is not possible in this situation due to the location of the decay.

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.
The replacement species will be a 36” box Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) planted as part of the City’s fall planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 

 


 

Date: October 15, 2009 

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Carob (Ceratonia siliqua # 1322) tree located at 1685 Main Street (City Hall) adjacent to the north parking lot and closest to Main Street.

This tree has extensive decay on the north side of the trunk base causing it to lean significantly in the opposite direction toward the pedestrian walkway. The combination of a deteriorating root structure, decay at the trunk base and an off balanced canopy points to a very high potential for total tree failure.

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.
There will be two 36” box Tipuana tipu (Tipu Tree) trees planted as part of the City’s fall planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 

 


 

Date: September 10, 2009

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 1024 7th Street.

This tree has had three (3) significant limb failures this summer, with two of those incidents resulting in considerable property damage.

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.
The replacement species will be a Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) and will be planted as part of the City’s fall 2009 planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
 E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

 

 

 

Date: September 1, 2009 

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the addresses listed at the bottom of this notice. 

 The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection, and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or canopy.  Currently, there is no known chemical control for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus.  Severe pruning back to good wood in order to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites.  To avoid disease spread to any nearby stressed trees or unstable structural conditions removal and replacement is the best option. 

 The work will be done approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.   

The replacement species will be Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus) and will be planted as part of the City’s fall 2009 planting program. 

820 Bay St
824 Bay St.
842 Bay St.
852 Bay St.
2003 Lincoln Blvd., Bay St. side.
 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: August 4, 2009 

  The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Bunya-Bunya (Araucaria bidwilii) tree located in Douglas Park (2439 Wilshire Blvd.) situated at the north east end of the pond nearer to the 25th St. side of the park.

It has been determined that this species is not suitable for this park site due its tendency to drop large, heavy bowling ball sized fruit (photo at right) without warning. When ripe, usually in September or October, these enormous cones will drop unexpectedly, sometimes breaking small branches as they descend. In spite of frequent inspections and aggressive pruning program in the past, staff is unable to prevent the fruit drop and is concerned about public safety. 

The work will be done approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be a 36” box Afghan Pine (Pinus eldarica) and will planted immediately following the removal.   

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call: Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974. E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 

 


 Date: July 6, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Ficus (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the addresses listed at the bottom of this Notice:  

The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection; and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or the canopy. Currently, there is no known chemical control for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus. Severe pruning back to good wood to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites. To avoid disease spread to any nearby stressed trees or unstable structural conditions removal and replacement is the best option. 

The work will be done approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. Replacement species for the sites are listed below and will be planted as part of the City’s fall 2009 planting program. 

1102 Pacific, 11th St., side # 1, 2, 3.  replaced with: Holly Oak 
1101 Pacific, 11th St., side # 2.   replaced with: Bay Laurel 
2110 11th St. F # 1.  replaced with: Holly Oak 
1047 Grant St., 11th St. side # 1, 2.  replaced with: Bay Laurel 
1048 Grant St., F #1 AND 11th St. side #1  replaced with: Bay Laurel / Holly Oak 
1044 Grant St. F # 1.  replaced with: Bay Laurel 
1040 Grant St. F # 1.  replaced with: Bay Laurel 
1034 Grant St. F # 1.   replaced with: Bay Laurel 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974. E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 

 


 

Date:  June 23, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 1117 10th Street and 1321 Hill Street.  Both trees display symptoms of advanced internal decay in their trunks and scaffold limbs and overall their structural stability is in very poor condition.  Fruiting bodies of sulfur fungus (Ganoderma applanatum), which indicates extensive internal decay, have been detected at the base of their trunks.  This fungus destroys the internal structure of the tree, reducing the strength of the wood and the overall structural stability of the tree.  As the decay has progressed, the potential of limb and/or trunk failure has increased and it has been determined that both trees have a high potential for failure. 

The removals will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees for the two individual sites are:  

1117 10th St. will be a 36” box Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora).  

1321 Hill St. will be a 36” box Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica “Muskogee”) 

The replacement trees will be planted within 20 working days after the removals are complete.   

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974. E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: June 16, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the two Sugar Gums (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 434 Pier Ave. 

Both trees have unbalanced canopies as a result of being topped years ago by Southern California Edison Co. contractors.  The trees were topped in order to maintain legal clearance for the overhead power lines.  In addition, both trees have distinct leans as a result of having their surface roots cut in order to repair the adjacent sidewalk.  The unbalanced canopies combined with their compromised root masses have resulted in a structurally unstable condition for both trees.  In the event either of these trees was to fail, the overhead power lines and adjacent property would be severely impacted.   

The removals will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement trees will be two 24” box Water Gum (Tristania laurina) planted within 20 working days after the removals are complete.   

 For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974. E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: June 3, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 502 9th Street. 

This tree has suffered multiple large limb failures in its lifespan, throughout the canopy, with the most recent loss (5/30/09) causing private property damage.  The new wound has revealed decay that weakened this heavy section enough to fail.  The lower trunk also has a major decay pocket leaving the structural stability of the entire tree unpredictable. 

The removal will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice due to the unacceptable condition of the tree.   

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call: Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: June 2, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department is permitting the contractor at 2704 Highland Ave. the removal and replacement of the Lemon Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) tree in the adjacent street right-of-way.The tree is in poor condition and will be impacted by the new driveway and meter.  The homeowner will replace the tree with a 24” box Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), at his expense, under the supervision of the Community Forest Supervisor. 

The work will be done in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.   

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call: Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

Date: May 18, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) trees. 

  • 2117, 2121 and 2211 Marine Street 

The cause of the continual dieback in the canopies of these declining Ficus trees are caused by a fungus called Nattrassia and a related disease called Sooty Canker. These pathogens are newly discovered in southern California and enter the trees through wounds in the roots that are caused by root pruning. At this time there is no chemical registered with the EPA that will treat this problem. Previous pruning treatments to remove infected parts only provided a temporary solution and the trees have continued to decline. 

The removals will take place in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacement trees will be the Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’). 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call: Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or  Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.   E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


 

Date: March 24, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following trees. 

  •  2517 La Mesa Drive – Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla).
    This tree has been steadily declining for the last several years due to past root pruning for sidewalk repair and has also had limb failures which reveals internal decay. The canopy of this tree is structurally unstable and indicates a potential for more limb failures in the future.
     

  • 1810 Stewart St. Park – Coral Tree (Erythrina caffra).
    This tree has had extensive root pruning due to the restroom remodeling with additional walkway. This tree has had several limbs fail in the last few years. The canopy of this tree is structurally unstable and indicates a potential for more limb failures in the future.
     

The removals will take place in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacement trees will be of the same species for each location. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call: Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or  Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.   E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


 

Date: March 24, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing a total of 10 Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) trees located in the 3rd Street Promenade adjacent to the following addresses.   

v  1202 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Banana Republic 

v  1215 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Lucky Brand 

v  1229 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Arcana 

v  1232 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Old Navy 

v  1355 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Gap 

v  1355 3rd St. Promenade      site #2     @ Gap 

v  1416 3rd St. Promenade      site #2     @ Champ’s 

v  1432 3rd St. Promenade      site #2     @ Guess 

v  1457 3rd St. Promenade      site #2     @ Broadway Deli 

v  1460 3rd St. Promenade      site #1     @ Café Crepe 

This is part of a long range plan to replace defective Jacarandas with uncommon leans which pose significant risk to pedestrians.  The leaning trees have also developed significant wounds caused by the trunks leaning onto the tree grates, and are displacing the tree grates creating pedestrian tripping hazards.  The replacements will be 36” box Jacaranda’s planted directly after the removals.  The work will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.   

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call: Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or  Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.   E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


 

Date: March 6, 2009 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis). 

v     201 Ocean Ave. #4 

v     633 Ocean Ave. #2 

v     849 Ocean Ave. #1 

v     1007 Ocean Ave, Washington Ave. side #3 

These palms are in the terminal stage of Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum), a fungus which obstructs the water conducting tissue in the palm resulting in the Date Palm’s dehydration and death.  In accordance with Policy 2.3 of the Community Forest Management Plan these trees should be removed as they are infected with a disease which cannot be treated successfully and/or there is a strong potential that the pathogen could spread to other trees in the immediate vicinity. 

The removals will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  The trees will be replaced in April 2009 with a different species of palm that is resistant to Fusarium.  

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at   (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


Date: February 18, 2009 

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the 4 dead Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses.   

  

  • 814 22nd Street  

  • 917 22nd Street  

  • 941 22nd Street  

  • 2202 Washington Ave., 22nd Street side #3  

 They are structurally unpredictable and need attention. 

  

The work will begin in approximately seven days from the date of this notice.  The replacement species will be the Chinese Flame Tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata).  They will be planted as part of the City’s spring 2009 planting program. 

  

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


Date: January 23, 2009

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be permitting the removal of 7 New Zealand Christmas (Metrosideros excelsus) trees located adjacent to 1660 7th Street on the Colorado Ave. side of the Big Blue Bus yard for the purpose of the B.B.B. campus expansion project.

Morley Construction will perform the work in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.

The replacements will be 24" box Lemon Scented Gum (Eucalyptus citriodora) trees planted by the contractor as part of the B.B.B. landscape project under the supervision of the Community Forest Supervisor. The new trees are anticipated to be planted once construction is completed.

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net
 


Date: January 13, 2009 

 The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 231 16th Street. 

This tree has had more than one limb failure, with the most recent one revealing advanced decay as a result of the tree being topped several decades ago.  The old stubbed off stems at the top of the tree now have internal decay where the limbs are attached to the stems.  With the significant size and weight of the remaining limbs and the internal decay, this tree has a high probability of future limb or tree failure. 

The work will begin in approximately seven days from the date of this notice.  The replacement tree will be a Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara).  It will be planted within 21 working days after the removal is complete. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   

 

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